FOLKSTON 9 SW, GEORGIA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1945 To Year=2012
Station:(093465) FOLKSTON 9 SW
Averages Daily Extremes
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 435 454 687 852 1072 1195 1296 1285 1141 925 655 475 10472
40 S 435 889 1576 2428 3500 4695 5991 7276 8418 9343 9997 10472 10472
45 M 301 323 534 702 917 1045 1141 1130 991 770 507 334 8695
45 S 301 624 1158 1860 2777 3822 4963 6093 7085 7855 8362 8695 8695
50 M 189 208 388 552 762 895 986 975 841 615 365 213 6989
50 S 189 396 784 1336 2098 2993 3979 4954 5796 6411 6776 6989 6989
55 M 103 117 255 404 607 745 831 820 691 462 237 119 5392
55 S 103 221 475 879 1487 2232 3063 3883 4574 5036 5273 5392 5392
60 M 45 54 143 263 453 595 676 665 541 315 131 56 3938
60 S 45 99 243 506 959 1554 2230 2895 3436 3751 3882 3938 3938
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 275 290 446 561 714 802 870 870 786 622 423 300 6956
50 S 275 565 1010 1571 2285 3086 3956 4826 5612 6233 6657 6956 6956
Derived form the 1945-2012 Data
M = Monthly Data
S - Running sum of monthly data.
Growing Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the daily average temperature and the base temperature. (Daily Ave. Temp. - Base Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is above the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 95 and the low temperature was 51, the base 60 heating degree day units is ((95 + 51) / 2) - 60 = 13. This is done for each day of the month and summed.
Corn Growing Degree Day units have the limitations that the maximum daily temperatures greater than 86 F are set to 86 F and minimums less than 50 F are set to 50 F.
Table updated on May 22,
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

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